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Could GM Tomatoes Hold The Key To Fighting Cancer and Diabetes?

If you thought the GM foods debate was long dead and buried, think again. This week, researchers at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, released findings that show that tomatoes which have been genetically modified with additional plant chemicals, could help treat diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Why tomatoes? Tomatoes are a

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Self Care Week 2015

Self Care Week returns to Richmond between the 16th and 22nd of November for another week of health and wellbeing events. The week takes place each year to encourage people to look after their own health and raise awareness of the information and resources available to help them do so. The event is run by

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5 Tips for Avoiding a Winter Cold

As the clocks go back this weekend signalling darker nights and colder temperatures, we’re sure you’ve already been hearing the familiar sounds of coughing and sniffing synonymous with the beginning of the cold and flu season. Catching a cold or other virus can be extremely miserable, so if you want to do what you can to

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7 Health Benefits of Apples

The 21st of October is World Apple Day, and before you start to think that we’re talking about the technology juggernaut, we’re actually talking about our favourite fruit. Apples have long been praised as being a healthy, nutritional food source, and as the saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, so here

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Health Boosters for Office Workers

Obesity remains one of the biggest health challenges in the UK, causing a drain on NHS resources due to obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. These effects are put down to sedentary lifestyles, caused by long days at the office with little to no movement. The good news is that there

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Baby Loss Awareness Week (9th-15th October)

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place between the 9th and 15th of October, providing the opportunity for bereaved families to come together and show their support for others who have suffered the unfathomable loss of a child. We’ve put together some information below on what Baby Loss Awareness Week is about and how you can

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The UK’s First 10 Womb Transplants Given Go Ahead

Doctors in the UK have been given approval to carry out the first womb transplants, bringing hope to thousands of women. The announcement comes following successful womb transplants in Sweden, and it is expected, if successful, that the first children born as a result of the transplants could arrive in 2018. Approved by the Health

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New Eye Operation Gives Renewed Hope To AMD Patients

Attempts to cure blindness have moved one stage further, following a pioneering stem cell operation to restore a patient’s sight. The first of its kind operation took place at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London last month and involved “seeding” human embryonic stem cells and specialised eye cells at the back of the retina of the

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